January 17, 2001 |
Federal officials set a May 16 execution date Tuesday for Timothy J. McVeigh, who was convicted of murder and conspiracy for the bombing that killed 168 people in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Federal Bureau of Prisons issued a news release saying it had notified McVeigh of the decision. McVeigh, 32, who is on death row at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., has said he doesn't want any more appeals, although he has reserved the right to seek clemency from the president.
June 2, 1997 |
As tension mounted over the waiting, jurors cut short their third day of deliberations without a verdict Sunday in the Oklahoma City bombing trial of Timothy J. McVeigh. "I am going to grant your request that you recess your deliberations now and take the rest of the day off, as it were," U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch told the jury after its 3 1/2-hour session. "Take advantage of this time now to rest and relax a bit."
June 1, 1997 |
A second day of jury deliberations failed to produce a verdict Saturday in the trial of Timothy J. McVeigh, the former Army soldier accused of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. "There has been no communication from the jury today, and they are ready to recess," U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch told attorneys before the jurors were brought into court to be dismissed and taken back to the hotel where they are sequestered. Jurors appeared tired, but not weary.
March 12, 1997 |
Oklahoma City bombing victims will be admitted to a closed-circuit telecast of Timothy J. McVeigh's trial on a first-come, first-served basis, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Reservations will be handled through a telephone voice-mail system operated by the U.S. attorney's victims' assistance unit in Oklahoma City. More than 2,200 people are listed in an official database of bombing victims and their family members. There are only 315 available seats. McVeigh and co-defendant Terry L.
April 10, 1996 |
Timothy J. McVeigh's lawyer asked for access to government intelligence files Tuesday on the Ku Klux Klan, European neo-Nazis and Mideast terrorist groups, hoping to show that the Oklahoma City bombing was the product of a conspiracy. But a federal prosecutor insisted that investigators have no evidence the bombing that killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others was the work of foreign governments or terrorists. McVeigh and co-defendant Terry L.
September 9, 1996 |
A hand-drawn map of what appears to be an escape route leading from an Oklahoma City federal building was found in the trash at bombing defendant Terry L. Nichols' home several days after a deadly explosion at the government site, a published report said. FBI agents discovered the map featuring the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building while searching Nichols' property in Herington, Kan., after he was arrested, an unnamed source told the Daily Oklahoman for its Sunday editions.
May 3, 1997 |
A militia leader who had visited the federal courthouse here in a show of support for Timothy J. McVeigh was arraigned on weapons charges Friday with two others after FBI agents seized guns and explosives at their home. Ronald D. Cole, 27, Wallace Stanley Kennett, 33, and Kevin I. Terry, 24, were arrested Thursday by agents who seized six fully automatic AK-47s, three land mines, 75 pounds of rocket fuel, a pipe bomb and large amounts of ammunition from their rented house in Aurora.
April 19, 1997 |
Victims of the Oklahoma City bombing sued the government, a day care center and a Houston chemical company on Friday, alleging they failed to protect the public from the deadly blast. The lawsuits, filed by Johnnie Cochran and other lawyers, came on the eve of the second anniversary of the explosion at the federal building and beat a two-year statute of limitations that will expire Monday.
June 24, 1997 |
With convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh in mind, the House passed a measure Monday to deny a funeral with military honors to veterans who have committed serious crimes. In a 416-0 vote, the House approved an amendment by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) to deny military funeral benefits to anyone convicted of a state or federal crime in which death is a possible punishment or who has been sentenced to prison without parole.
August 15, 1996 |
The judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case rejected all the defense motions to suppress evidence against Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols, saying Wednesday that their statements had not been coerced and agents had done nothing illegal during their investigation. U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch's ruling clears the way for prosecutors to use much of the physical evidence seized against the two men, including bomb-making ingredients taken from Nichols' property in Herington, Kan.